New Museum Opens Brion Gysin Retrospective: Dream Machine

Bryon Gysin with Dreamachine at Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris, 1962. © Harold Chapman/Topham/The Image Works

The New Museum is presenting the first US retrospective of the work of the painter, performer, poet, and writer Brion Gysin.  Gysin came to prominence in the late 1950s when he lived and worked at the infamous Beat Hotel in Paris and was a close friend and collaborator of William S. Burroughs. The exhibition will include over 300 drawings, books, paintings, photo-collages, films, slide projections, and sound works, as well as an original Dreamachine–a kinetic light sculpture that utilizes the flicker effect to induce visions when experienced with closed eyes. $12 // July 7th – October 3rd, 2010 // Wed 11-6 PM, Thur 11-9 PM, Fri – Sunday 11-6 PM, Monday and Tuesday closed // 235 Bowery – 2nd Floor